Kid-Approved Spinach Pancakes
As kids get older they often become better eaters (if we're lucky!) but when they're young it can be down right difficult to get them to try something that even remotely looks like a vegetable. When my eldest daughter was a toddler I was lucky enough to have a friend tell me about a book called "Deceptively Delicious" by Jessica Seinfeld. It opened my eyes to ways the whole family could get more veggies into our daily diet!
When we're not in the middle of a move or out of town I make a big batch of spinach pancakes almost weekly. It gives us a healthy breakfast for several mornings and even better - it gets my youngest to happily eat veggies! As with most baking recipes, this is an easy one to swap ingredients for any special dietary needs. Leave out eggs and use a flax egg to make it vegan. Use oats or almond flour to make it gluten free. Use nut milk instead of dairy to make it vegan. The options are endless and the recipe is very forgiving.
One of my favorite ingredients in this recipe is the ripe banana used in place of a sweetener. It makes me feel ok saying yes to the requests to put maple syrup on the pancakes. I also like to add flax seeds, chia seeds, and hemp seeds for all those wonderful omega-3s. They also act as a thickener and will make your pancakes soft and fluffy.
I almost always add in Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides for added protein and nutrition. This stuff is amazing! I add it to everything from coffee to homemade granola. It's unflavored and it blends in perfectly in all recipes or drinks.
I can't wait to hear if your kids start loving vegetables for breakfast! Remember to save the printable to your breakfast Pinterest board and tag me in a picture of your kids eating spinach pancakes!
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